§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many district councils provide a dog warden or similar scheme for the control of strays; and how many do not.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
This information is not collected by the Department. 1 understand that the Joint Advisory Committee on Pets in Society estimates that some 200 of the 401 local authorities at district level in England and Wales provide dog warden services.